Dispositions towards science and science achievement in TIMSS 2011: A comparison of eighth graders in Hong Kong, Chinese Taipei, Japan, Korea, and Singapore

Lay, Yoon Fah and Ng, Khar Thoe and Khoo , Chwee Hoon and Shaljan Areepattamannil , (2015) Dispositions towards science and science achievement in TIMSS 2011: A comparison of eighth graders in Hong Kong, Chinese Taipei, Japan, Korea, and Singapore. Science Education in East Asia: Pedagogical Innovations and Research-informed Practices, Part VIII . pp. 591-605. ISSN 978-331916390-1

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Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-16390-1_24

Abstract

East Asian education systems have consistently been outperforming their counterparts in mathematics and science on each and every cycle of the Trends in International Mathematics and Science Study (TIMSS) ever since its inception in 1995. This study explored the predictive effects of eighth-graders’ dispositions towards science on science achievement in five of the highest-performing education systems: Hong Kong, Chinese Taipei, Japan, Korea, and Singapore, which participated in the TIMSS 2011. The results of the present study indicated that eighth-graders’ liking and valuing of learning science, and confidence in learning science were positively associated with their science achievement in these five education systems, except students’ liking of science in Japan.

Item Type:Article
Uncontrolled Keywords:Dispositions towards science, science achievement, East-Asian education systems, TIMSS
Subjects:L Education > LB Theory and practice of education
Divisions:FACULTY > Faculty of Psychology and Education
ID Code:14150
Deposited By:IR Admin
Deposited On:06 Sep 2016 12:48
Last Modified:06 Sep 2016 12:48

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